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(9-13) Canisius Golden Griffins vs. Rider Broncos (12-10)
Date: Friday, February 8
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
NCAAB Moneyline Odds: OFF
NCAAB Betting Odds: Rider -8.5
NCAAB Betting Total: 149½
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Despite dropping three of their last five outings, the Rider Broncos continue to reside in first place within the MAAC. Also, the Broncos were also able to pick up a huge, 9-point victory over the Golden Griffins in their earlier season matchup.
The Canisius Golden Griffins remain in the thick of things within the Metro Atlantic Athletic conference, despite being four games under .500 on the year.
The problem with the Golden Griffins have been their inability to remain consistent on either side of the floor. In all, Canisius is shooting 42% from the field while allowing 48% to their opponents.
In all, the Broncos struggled in every way versus the Manhattan Jaspers in their last outing. Aside from committing 17 turnovers, Rider permitted the Jaspers to destroy them from the perimeter as well. Leading scorer for the season in Fredrick Scott (12 ppg) was responsible for 4 turnovers while ending with just 11 points.
Deminico Vaughn (11.9 ppg) is the second leading scorer for Rider this season. Vaughn is a very versatile guard for the Broncos and has certainly stepped up his offensive production recently in averaging 18 in the last two outings.
Finally, Jordan Allen (11 ppg) rounds out the double-digit scorers for the Broncos. Unfortunately, Allen has been missing in action recently in averaging just 4 ppg on 37% shooting during a rough patch of play for Rider.
The Broncos have dominated opponents at home in winning 4 straight at Alumni Gynasium, however. Most importantly, their struggling defense has only allowed just 62 points per game to their opponents during this time.
Canisius Golden Griffins
The Canisius Golden Griffins began conference play with a record of 1-3; However, have since won 4 of their last 6 as they are in 5th place within the MAAC.
They continue to receive huge contributions from their 5’10 guard in Malik Johnson, as he pumped in 19 points in their defeat versus Marist, most recently.
Takal Molson (17 ppg, 5 reb) has been the offensive leader throughout the season in addition to leading the resurgence for Canisius.
The athletic guard shoots just 41% from the floor and has also underwhelmed from three-point range. Nonetheless, Molson will remain active throughout the course of a game while having a knack for getting to the free throw line.
In all, the Golden Griffins have dropped four of their last five games at home. On the other hand, they are winners of three of their last four road games as each of those outings were decided by an average of only 5 points.
NCAAB Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1 in CAN last 8 Fri. games
- Under is 6-1-1 in RID last 8 home games
- RID is 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall..
Free Canisius Golden Griffins vs Rider Broncos NCAAB Prediction:
Rider would love nothing more than to sweep their series versus the Golden Griffins in this Friday night MAAC matchup. This will not be easy as Canisius has played well away from home, as pointed out.
Rider, on the other hand, has played well at home and have much incentive to win this contest, with the most important being to hold on to the top spot within the conference. It is for this reason that I will back the Broncos by a slim margin as they will pick up a hard-fought, 87-84 victory.
4* Free NCAAB Betting Pick: Rider Broncos -1.5
In thier most recent outing, the Broncos outscored the Golden Griffins 52-32 in the second half as they rebounded from an 11-point halftime deficit en route to a victory.
Look for their focus to be on maintaining first place, which means coming out victorious versus a struggling Canisius team at home.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Golden Griffins 84 – Broncos 87
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